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verb [intransitive] abound pronunciation in British English /əˈbaʊnd/ 
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present tense
present participleabounding
past tenseabounded
past participleabounded
  1. 1
    to be present in large numbers or amounts

    Rumours abound about the breakup of her marriage.

  2. 2
    to be filled with or contain a lot of something
    abound with/in:

    The markets abound with imported goods.


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